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The Kumon Linlithgow Study Centre opened in 2003, and welcomes students of all ages and abilities from Linlithgow and the surrounding areas.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. Kumon should not be considered a traditional tuition provider as, rather than ‘teaching’ students, we encourage them to become independent learners who feel confident in their own abilities and are able to face unfamiliar work.
The centre focuses on developing excellent study skills as an integral part of the Kumon programmes. Students attend the centre for approximately half-an-hour per subject up to twice a week, and are supported by a team of highly trained and enthusiastic staff.
The Instructor and centre staff have a great deal of experience working with pre-school children as well as older learners; current students at the centre range in age from four to 16 years old. We have a receptionist who gives a warm welcome to students and families, and parents are welcome to wait in the foyer while their children are in class.
To arrange a free assessment for your child or to discuss Kumon, please contact the centre.
My name is Alison Maternaghan and I am the Instructor of the Kumon Linlithgow Study Centre. I recently took over the centre after working there for seven years.
I first started as a class assistant in 2009 at the Linlithgow and Livingston centres whilst still at Linlithgow Academy. I returned to Kumon in 2014 to work full-time as Assistant Manager for Linlithgow and Livingston.
I was now seeing both sides of the business; spending time with students at the classes and keeping busy in the office. The dedication and knowledge that goes in to every class inspired me to learn as much as I could. I was now involved with setting study plans, reviewing completed worksheets, keeping in close contact with parents and much more. I was spending time getting to know all the students and families and also completed Instructor training in London throughout 2016.
It is an incredibly rewarding job and I get so much enjoyment from working with students and helping them gain confidence through studying the Kumon programmes.
I also thoroughly enjoy meeting families and keeping a close relationship with parents to ensure my students always have a study plan that’s best for them.
I look forward to welcoming you to my study centre.
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Students can start learning with Kumon from age two upwards. We currently have students as young as two years old studying with us, ranging all the way up to those about to go to university; Kumon helps children of any age and any ability. The sooner children begin, the earlier they can start developing skills to gain the greatest cumulative benefit; as soon as you feel your family is ready to make the commitment to long-term study, Kumon will be ready to help you achieve your goal.
They don't. A Kumon student progresses based on their current ability and not their age, although we believe that every child has unlimited potential and can ultimately tackle advanced work through well-paced and individualised instruction. We have children of similar ages studying different material and children of different ages studying the same material. Everything is dependent on the student's needs, not on how old they are.
Kumon offers much more than tutoring and differs from traditional teaching in the classroom. Rather than preparing children for a particular test or assessment, Kumon empowers students to learn for themselves, through individualised instruction and carefully developed worksheets.
As well as developing key skills in maths and English, each Kumon student will work towards building their independent learning skills and confidence in their own abilities. This means that a Kumon student will not be dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others.
Kumon is a self-learning programme but each student receives regular support from their Instructor. The carefully developed worksheets teach students how to find the answer for themselves, whilst their Instructor offers guidance when necessary. The key role of each Kumon Instructor is to observe their students working, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.
As a global programme, Kumon does not follow a school curriculum, but rather is complementary to curricula across the world. The primary aim of the Kumon Method is to develop independent learning skills. These independent learning skills enhance the students’ performance right across the school curriculum. Kumon operates at exactly the right level for each student – regardless of their age – ensuring that work set extends and develops their skills, confidence and ability.
The registration and monthly fee varies slightly from centre to centre. Click here to find the fees for your local study centre.